Witch season is approaching and the Irish Film Institute’s annual horrorthon is already underway. Among the brutal treats on offer this year are Paul Schrader’s re-release of his 1982 version of Cat People, Thai creature horror The Lake, Dario Argento’s Italian classic Tenebrae, and the terrifying comedy Eating Miss Campbell. , The Final Cut of the Zombie Movie, The King On His Screen, and more. A documentary evaluating the endless adaptations of Stephen King’s writings. See ifi.ie for more information.
One of Mr. King’s adaptations is on our list of the scariest movies ever made, but the writer himself absolutely hated it. Shiningand his story felt completely hijacked by Stanley Kubrick’s austere aesthetic.
F.W. Murnau’s silent films were almost lost forever after their creators were sued from Bram Stoker’s estate. Miraculously, some prints survived. thank god Because it’s a captivating horror movie. Max Schenck is a Transylvanian aristocrat Count Orlok who shuns the light, and for good reason. He is a vampire who appears at night to prey on the unfortunate. The famous scene is like a nightmare.
Fritz Lang’s Weimar-era classic, sure to send chills down your spine, became the star of Peter Lorre. At a playground in Berlin, children sing a creepy song about a serial killer who makes fun of children, and it turns out to be real. When the girl was about to leave school, a smiling man called Hans Beckert offered to buy her a balloon. Shortly after, in one of the film’s most haunting footages of her, a balloon is seen hanging from a telephone wire.
naDead of Night (1945)
One of the more elegant horrors, Ealing Studios’ wartime film compiled a chilling tale directed in multiple segments.The scariest of all is Alberto Cavalcanti’s ventriloquist dummy, which stars Michael Redgrave as Maxwell Frere, a musical hall performer who becomes convinced that ventriloquist dummy Hugo is plotting to leave him. Driven to murder, Frère is hospitalized and eventually defected, speaking in Hugo’s voice.
naFaceless Eyes (1960)
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“This is the worst movie I’ve ever started reviewing,” exasperated Isabel Quigley. audience It caused a general outrage on its release after seeing Georges Franju’s twisted tale. Dark as it may be, it’s beautifully directed and oddly poetic. Pierre Brasseur is Dr. Genesier, a doctor whose daughter Christiane (Edith Scob) is badly injured in a car accident caused by his father. Determined to reconstruct her face, he kidnaps her young woman, steals her face and attempts to implant it into Christian. It doesn’t work. Available
naPeeping Tom (1960)
Criticized by critics, Peeping Tom It was so controversial that it effectively ended Michael Powell’s career, but is now considered a masterpiece of psychological horror. and models, capturing the last moments of killing them. The seedy atmosphere of post-war London forms the brooding backdrop to the drama, and you’ll be drawn in.
The best of several film adaptations of Henry James’ Ghost Stories screw rotationJack Clayton’s gothic horror star Deborah Kerr takes charge of two children in a remote country mansion and becomes convinced that the house is haunted by the malevolent spirit of a former servant. Starring as Miss Giddens, the prim governess. Full of dark undercurrents, Clayton’s film is truly disturbing.
naThe Exorcist (1973)
Objectively, on a bright sunny day, most of us would accept the idea of demonic possession as ridiculous. exorcist, William Friedkin showed how mood and tension can convince an audience of just about anything. When a teenage girl begins speaking in tongues and saying very offensive things to her mother, a Jesuit priest and a seasoned exorcist are called in to investigate.seldom happens in the long run exorcistbut Friedkin raises the tension so well that your mind starts playing pranks on you.
naDon’t Look Now (1973)
In another Nicolas Roeg adaptation of a short story by Daphne du Maurier, he plays John and Laura Baxter who come to Venice after the accidental death of their daughter. The couple slowly come to terms with their trauma when Laura meets a pair of her clairvoyant sisters who tell her that her daughter is trying to contact her. John is skeptical, but he begins to imagine that he is seeing the child himself. It should not be seen last at night.
Dario Argento’s baroque tale was dismissed as schlock by most critics upon release, but is now recognized as a classic of Italian horror. Jessica Harper, who plays American ballerina Susie Bannion, comes to Germany with high hopes to study at a prestigious dance school. But as her fellow students start dropping like flies and a plague of maggots infests the doomed school, she’ll soon wish she hadn’t. It has a unique insane strength.
The Shining (1980)
Failed writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a janitor job at a hotel in the Rocky Mountains called the Overlook. His wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and his son Danny (Danny Lloyd) are also there. Danny possesses telepathic powers, allowing the Overlook to take on the problems of previous residents, including a pair of murdered girls who appeared in the hallway telling Danny to “come and play with us.” You quickly realize that you are crammed together in your mind. Bloody horrible.
It is a movie that spread J-horror (Japanese horror) to the West. When her teenage niece is found dead with a horrified look on her face, journalist Reiko Asakawa (Nanako Matsushima) tells the city about a cursed video that will kill anyone who sees it within seven days. Start investigating the legend. And when she finally tracks the video, she makes the mistake of watching it herself. Packed with creative effects — who can forget the image of ghosts crawling out of a well?
naUnder the Skin (2013)
The horror genre is so obsessed with tropes that it’s harder than ever to say anything new. under the skin Jonathan Glaser did it brilliantly. Filmed around Glasgow, the film stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien succubus in the form of a beautiful woman who roams the streets of the city to lure hapless men to their doom. It’s surprisingly uncomfortable, and Johansson is great as a creature.
naThe Babadook (2014)
The scariest horror movies are often those involving small children, and Jennifer Kent’s stunning chiller explores the creeping fears inherent in parents. You worry about your 19-year-old son Samuel (Noah Wiseman) having trouble sleeping and being obsessed with a fictional monster. Real creatures are summoned when he asks his mother to read a pop-up book called Mr. Babadook. Sneaks out of the basement in the middle of the night and slowly possesses Amelia. Kent’s film is a masterclass in creating horror.
naIt Follows (2014)
Dates are rarely as spectacularly wrong as they were with Maika Monroe it lastsShe plays Jay, a dizzying 19-year-old girl who goes to dinner with a character called Hugh and ends up getting chloroformed and tied to a chair. Hugh then explains that the sex they just had inherited a supernatural curse, and that Jay is now the target of a shape-shifting entity. It’s about breaking the curse before it’s too late. This compellingly simple premise relentlessly drives David Robert Mitchell’s seminal thriller to a deeply satisfying climax.
In his debut film, Ari Aster uses light, sound and clever editing to transform a suburban home into a place of terrifying possessions. Annie Graham (Toni Collette) has just buried her mother. “Should I be sad?” she asks her husband Steve (Gabriel Byrne), but he just shrugs her shoulders.Annie’s mom was cold fish and she was ugly anyway. never went away: in HereditaryIn the scariest scene of , Annie thinks she sees her floating in a dark corner. HereditaryThe first hour of is terrifying. However, when demonic activity was suspected, I was surprised that no one had the decency to call a priest with a strong track record in this area.